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DEPRESSION IS REAL, JUST ASK PASTOR JACK GRAHAM. ONE IN FIVE WILL SUFFER FROM DEEP DEPRESSION DURING THEIR LIFE. THERE IS HOPE. LISTEN IN.
Discussed by Terry Lowry
with Host of the What's UP Radio Program





Host Terry Lowry interviews influential and knowledgeable guests on relevant topics for today.



REIGNITE: A FRESH FOCUS FOR AN ENDURING FAITH
Discussed by Dr. Jack Graham
with Dr. Jack Graham (www.jackgraham.org/)


Part 1 of 2

Dr. James Dobson once stated: “Half of all Americans are in the middle of a life crisis. The other half are just recovering or will be in one soon.”

Tim Clinton, President of the American Association of Christian Counselors, once stated: “Depression is the common cold of emotional disorders.”

Even pastors experience depression, like new guest Dr. Jack Graham, Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. Today he shares his story.

To order your copy of Dr. Graham’s book, “Reignite: A Fresh Focus for an Enduring Faith”, click here.

Questions/Issues Discussed:

Why does Dr. Graham call his book the “COVID Book”?

Why did he write this book? Who can benefit from reading it?

Were Moses, David, and the Apostle Paul depressed at times? Was David, the great Psalmist, experience depression, too?

Why do people think that pastors are immune to depression?

Is there a humiliation surrounding depression and Christians? Dr. Graham admits there was a time in his life, even as Pastor, he would not have responded with the “right” answer if a church member told him he/she was depressed.



PART 2 OF 2 - REIGNITE: A FRESH FOCUS FOR AN ENDURING FAITH
Discussed by Dr. Jack Graham
with Dr. Jack Graham (www.jackgraham.org/)

Questions/Issues Discussed:

Who first noticed Dr. Graham’s altered mindset, prompting him to evaluate his depression and seek help?

What triggered Dr. Graham’s depression? Was there one specific moment or was it gradual over time?

Why did Dr. Graham feel like a “dead man walking”?

Did Satan whisper lies in his ear? Dr. Graham says that his faith in God never faltered. He knew God was by his side. It was friends, though, that really helped him climb out of depression.

This is a beautiful thought: There has never been a sunset that wasn’t followed by a sunrise. What does this mean to Dr. Graham?

Does healing begin in the Word? Is memorizing and meditating on Scripture important for healing and growth?

Does God long to restore and reignite our lives?

Does the church need reignited members?

Closing thoughts: Christ is our hope. Be patient. Seek help from counselors and friends. Hope is not wishful thinking. Hope is the certainty that our future is in the hands of God’s.




A TRIBUTE TO OUR POLICE OFFICERS
Discussed by Paul Harvey
with Radio Legends



Paul Harvey was a revered radio broadcaster for nearly 40 years. This speech, “Policeman”, was inspired by his father, who was killed on duty as a police officer. It is quite possibly the best speech he ever gave.

Click here for an inspiring video.



NEW MORNING MERCIES
Discussed by Sara Tracey
with The What's UP Radio Program



Remember that God didn’t give us grace for our kingdom to work. He wants to capture us for a better Kingdom in heaven.

Scripture Passages: Matthew 6:9-13; Mark 9:30-37; Luke 12:32; Matthew 13:44-50

To order your copy of “New Morning Mercies” by Paul David Tripp, click here.



LESSON 14: FREEDOM!
Discussed by Mark Lanier
with Biblical Literacy (www.Biblical-Literacy.com)


Day 4

This week, Mark looks at three pieces of practical advice from Paul’s letter to the Galatians:

1. The seduction of self-justification
2. The freedom to live is a freedom to love
3. The key teaching Paul had for the Galatian communities – and for you us, too.

To view Mark’s video for this lesson, click here.

Scripture Passage: Galatians 5:7-15


If you have a prayer request, need Scripture encouragement, or would like a copy of Mark’s lessons each week, email
wantmore@biblical-literacy.org

Questions/Issues Discussed:

THE SEDUCTION OF SELF-JUSTIFICATION:
Do we have any ability to merit the love of God?
If we think we have the right to God’s love, are we setting ourselves up for a trap?
When we have pride instead of humility, Mark says we do one of two things: We either struggle under the weight of our sin and inadequacy OR we live under a pompous lie that we are.
Song writer Isaac Watts wrote the hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”. Why does this song have a significant meaning to Mark?

THE FREEDOM TO LIVE IS A FREEDOM TO LOVE:
Mark also quotes Scottish preacher James Denney, who stated: “The cross is the generative principal of everything Christian in the life of a person.”
What did Paul say about freedom? (vs 13)
God has called you into freedom. Have you answered the call yet?
Why did Paul write about being free from the “flesh”? Tune in tomorrow for more on this.

For more information about Mark Lanier’s Biblical Literacy class, click here.



FROM WORRY TO PEACE
Discussed by Pastor Ed Ethridge
with Champion Forest Baptist Church (www.ChampionForest.org)


Day 4

Are you a worrier? We all tend to worry from time to time. In his sermon “From Worry to Peace” this week, Pastor Ed Ethridge reminds us that worry is nothing more than a lack of trust.

Find Pastor Ed’s sermon here.

Scripture Passage: Philippians 4:4-7

Questions/Issues Discussed:

Sometimes it is hard for us to understand why things happen to us or to those we love. Pastor Ed reminds us that it is not our “job” to understand why; we just have to trust that God’s plan is perfect.

Who hates praise? Satan! He absolutely hates it!

Why should we continue to pray for healing for our nation? Is there any hope left?

When was the last time you PRAISED God for answering your prayer BEFORE you even prayed for it?

Scripture References: Psalm 150; 1 Thessalonians 5:18

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, or if you have a prayer request, text: 281.688.2630 and follow the text prompts.

For more details about Champion Forest Baptist Church, click here:




 

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